With the January transfer window in full swing, we take a look at four of the biggest Premier League transfer stories doing the rounds today…
Chelsea’s versatile wide-man Victor Moses is on the verge of becoming the fourth Premier League player to move to the San Siro this season, as reported by Sky Sports. The Nigerian international joined Fenerbahce on an 18-month loan deal in January but recently returned to Stamford Bridge after making just six Super Lig starts in the first half of the season.
Moses was a key part of the Chelsea side that won the Premier League title under Antonio Conte in the 2016/17 season, with the now-Inter manager converting him from a versatile forward into a wing-back. Conte is employing a similar system with his new employers, and Moses represents an ideal signing to further implement it.
Despite interest from Chelsea and Tottenham, Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace that he’s happy to stay at the club for the rest of the season, according to The Daily Mail. Zaha was reportedly disappointed to see a move to Everton blocked during the summer, but is said to be more relaxed about seeing out the campaign at Selhurst Park.
He has accepted that no club is willing to match Palace’s £80m valuation him during the current transfer window, with Chelsea and Spurs particularly prioritising centre-forwards. In a somewhat underwhelming first half of the season, the Ivory Coast international has just three goals and two assists to his name from 23 Premier League outings.
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According to The Daily Mail, Bournemouth are targeting former Chelsea youngster Bertrand Traore, now of Lyon. The French side snapped up Karl Toko Ekambi earlier this week, suggesting the Burkina Faso forward could now be available for a return to the Premier League.
The Cherries are in desperate need of added firepower this month, having scored the joint-fewest goals of any Premier League side alongside Watford, as they bid to escape the relegation zone in the second half of the campaign.
In 115 appearances for Lyon, Traore has bagged 32 goals and 16 assists. The Ligue 1 side are said to value him at £35m.
According to The Guardian, Inter Milan have proposed a fresh offer to Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday after seeing a previous proposal turned down. They’ve already agreed personal terms with the Denmark international, who is able to discuss free transfers for the summer with foreign clubs having entered the final six months of his Spurs contract, but Conte wants to get him to the San Siro this month to boost Inter’s Serie A title hopes.
Eriksen’s protracted exit saga has rumbled on since around this time last season and it has clearly affected his form. He’s managed just two goals and two assists in the Premier League this season and in fact, he’s only been trusted to start 10 top flight games by Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho.
Inter’s new offer is worth £12.8m plus bonuses and the Italian giants are confident it will be accepted by Spurs.